A milder windy day.

8th April 2021

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A very windy day with 100 mph gusts over exposed summits and ridges.
These winds were from the West and manageable if there was no desire for a summit attempt and route choice was in the lee of an Easterly aspect; however if fully exposed to these ferocious winds, one could literally be taken off one’s feet and blown away.

At 900m looking into Coire an t- Sneachda. Crawling within the lee of a terrain feature and sitting down to take the photo was a safe option.

Although the avalanche probe was plucked out of the ground and blown down the slope, it was generally much calmer conditions on this East side of the Cas ridge. The brighter snow around the coire rim is recently developed windslab.

A bright spell before the onset of rain and snow.

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